Assassin of Gor

Assassin of Gor

John Norman Ralph Lister / Mar 29, 2020

Assassin of Gor Welcome to Gor a parallel Earth where social norms are exotic and the way of life is brutal In the fifth book in the Gorean Saga the deadly assassin Kuurus is intent on a bloody mission of vengeance

  • Title: Assassin of Gor
  • Author: John Norman Ralph Lister
  • ISBN: 9781441849182
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Welcome to Gor, a parallel Earth where social norms are exotic and the way of life is brutal In the fifth book in the Gorean Saga, the deadly assassin Kuurus is intent on a bloody mission of vengeance His adventure takes him from the caste of the pleasure slaves, who are rigorously trained in the rules and techniques of sexual ecstasy, to the brutal arenas where humans pWelcome to Gor, a parallel Earth where social norms are exotic and the way of life is brutal In the fifth book in the Gorean Saga, the deadly assassin Kuurus is intent on a bloody mission of vengeance His adventure takes him from the caste of the pleasure slaves, who are rigorously trained in the rules and techniques of sexual ecstasy, to the brutal arenas where humans participate in deadly hand to hand combat He witnesses violence, conflict, and uncertainty, as the inhabitants of Counter Earth are forced to confront their destinies no matter how exalted or debased.Rediscover this brilliantly imagined world where men are masters and women live to serve their every desire.

    Assassin of Gor Gorean Online Dictionary Wiki FANDOM Welcome to Gor, a parallel Earth where social norms are exotic and the way of life is brutal In the fifth book in the Gorean Saga, the deadly assassin Kuurus is intent on a bloody mission of vengeance. Gor Gor r is the Counter Earth setting for an extended series of sword and planet novels by author and philosophy professor John Norman.The series is inspired particularly by the Barsoom series and Almuric, but is also known for its content combining philosophy, erotica and science fantasy.The series is known for its repeated depiction of sexual fantasies involving men abducting and John Norman s Chronicles of Gor About Us It is my honour to welcome you to this, the new home for John Norman on the internet Back in , New World Publishers was formed with the aim of bringing the Gor series back into print. Clans of Gor Gorean Online Dictionary Wiki FANDOM Clans Edit Though caste is extremely imortant in the gorean culture, not every gorean group has castes i.e Torvaldsland, Nomands, etc Caste is extremely important to most Goreans, even when they do not all practice the traditional crafts of their caste. Quotes from the Gor Novels Regarding Slavery Gorean Living Quotes from the Gor Books positions It is easy to tell among girls which are familiar with their condition and which are not. Bowl Gorean Online Dictionary Wiki FANDOM powered by Bowl Edit Bowl, noun a bowl is a round, open top container used in many gorean cultures to serve food, and is also used for drinking and storing other items They are typically small and shallowm often of wood Seems that slave girls mostly ate their gruel from troughs or from bowls, using their fingers. Kajira of Gor Gorean Online Dictionary Wiki FANDOM In their contentions with Priest Kings, Kurii, savage denizens of the Steel Worlds concealed within the asteroid belt, have frequently had recourse to human allies and subversion In accord with such projects, Kurii have occasionally sought to place and support congenial administrations in key Table of Contents Essays Gor Now Honor Questions and discussion on various facets of honor, an important Gorean virtue Gor vs BDSM Similarities and differences between Gor and BDSM. Scroll Castes of Gor Except for the Assassin Caste, you must belong to a Home Stone to have a Caste Each city has their own Caste system and each specific Caste has its own hierarchy particular to that city. The Gor Books Gorean Living The Gor Books That is where it all started In the mid to late s, Professor John Lange, a philosophy instructor at Queens College, CUNY, tried to promote some ideas that, at the time, were very unpopular

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      • John Norman Ralph Lister

        Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information John Norman, real name John Lange, was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931 His best known works, the Gor novels, span 31 books written 1967 to 2012, plus three installments of the Telnarian Histories, two other fiction works and a non fiction paperback Mr Norman is married and has three children.


    1. Norman gets quite ambitious in his fifth Gor book. The book is quite good, but you can feel that Norman overreached a bit. This is by far the most complex and detailed book so far and at times its hard to keep up with who is who. Tarl grows a bit as a character in this book (finally) and he's back to being very interesting as a lead character. Vella also comes along for the ride and again she's a great character (better than Tarl at times). This time Tarl and Vella make a true team and have an e [...]

    2. Uber-warrior Tarl and former slave turned free woman turned slave turned free woman turned slave Elizabeth join forces to find out who killed Tarl's lookalike. This is one of the better books in the series so far. Tarl doesn't do as much of the "earth women all want to be slave girls" justification in this book, even tho he is off having sex with random women at every turn. I think he's also finally realised that 5 books is too long to wait for his missing woman, and gets on with the mighty task [...]

    3. This review originally appeared on my blog, Books Without Any Picturesokswithoutanypictures/20In the fifth installment of John Norman’s Gor series, our favorite ginger, Tarl Cabot, appears to be dead. A mysterious and deadly assassin named Kuurus arises in his wake, traveling to the city of Ar to avenge him. Kuurus is, of course, Tarl Cabot in disguise, because this is classic pulpy sci-fi, and heroes don’t get stabbed in the back and die without a good fight.The Priest Kings tell Tarl and V [...]

    4. I have read the entire series, there simply isn't anything else like it; they are decadent and addictive, completely and wholly something everyone should have on their MUST READ list. Edgar Rice Burroughs BARSOOM series would be a faint comparison, I suppose; but Norman carries his characters to a depth of depravity that is reminiscent of a D/s or BDSM fetish fanatics dream. At the same time, they are not written in a way as to be entirely sexual, he merely casts about components and subtle subt [...]

    5. These books are appalling and make me cringe all over, but the story in this one and the last one (Nomads) are actually pretty decent swords and sandals fantasy. I don't know, I want to give up. But after a couple of months, I can't seem to help myself. I have to see how bad they really are.

    6. I remember seeing these paperbacks on the shelf back in the day. They had really cool covers but I just wasn't on a fantasy kick at the time. So when I found some used copies I thought, "Here's my 2nd chance."I read the first one (reviewed on the Two-Fisted Blog) and didn't much care for it. But those in the know said the series really hit its stride with this one, so I gave Norman another chance.There didn't seem to be as many blatant contrivances in this one, but still, for me, this was a lot [...]

    7. I remember liking this one a lot. The story takes place in the city of Ar, which might as well be Rome. There is a lot of political intrigue and spy type stuff in this Gor novel.

    8. *****Disclaimer:* this review is full of spoilers, it will cover the story-line, as it is in fact my own way of tracking the progress for future references and research* you'll find some of my own opinions, but I am not an expert nor claim to be one so you've been warned*****Pros- very good detailed descriptions of the Gor world, people and their rules, traditions, habits, way of life overall- very good and elaborate philosophical dissertation about the barbarian world of Gor, about the slavery [...]

    9. This is the first Gor book that I didn't completely devour within a day or two. Instead of "Assassin of Gor" it should have been called "Exposition of Gor". Most of this book is taken up with descriptions of various things of Gor. We get huge walls of text about locks, knots, tarn saddles, tarn baskets, tarn racing, games, holidays, months, fighting formations, slave training, slave auctions, and on and on and on. Much of the time, I felt that I was reading an encyclopedia rather than a novel. O [...]

    10. While these books are completely stupid, they are somehow compelling and entertaining. It is a bit like chewing gum for the 5th grade mind. The plot is infantile, the writing is amateurish, and the characters are one-dimensional. Yet somehow, this train-wreck series of novels just works. I mean, I'm on my 5th one and will likely read the 6th at some point in the future.

    11. Besser als erwartet. Statt der üblichen Sword & Sorcery-Ingredienzien ala Robert E. Howard erinnerte mich das Buch dank einfallsreichem Worldbuilding streckenweise eher an Jack Vance. Die Handlung ist eigentlich auch recht originell. Der Schluss ist dann allerdings wieder klischeereich.Interessant finde ich noch, dass Normans Obsession mit unterwürfigen Sklavinnen in der SM-Szene offenbar einigen Anklang gefunden hat. Zwiespältig ist die Übersetzung von Heyne. Offenbar wurde das Buch MAS [...]

    12. Much like the previous book in this series, Nomads of Gor, this book is mostly full of John Norman's glacially-paced world building, then abruptly shifts into high gear for the last 150 pages or so. Only trouble is, the interesting part of this book isn't nearly as well-written here as it was in Nomads. The big plot twist is obvious and predictable, but I won't spoil it here.John Norman's views of male-female relations, and in fact of women in general, is beneath comment. All I will say here is [...]

    13. Tarl Cabot's been murdered, and the assassin Kuurus has been tasked to wreak vengeance upon those responsible. Carnivorous parakeet racing ensues.The introduction of the new character, Kuurus, was an extremely interesting twist, and I had hopes he'd bring something new to the world. Alas, very quickly you discover his story doesn't play out as one might hope.Little goes on in this book beyond a muddled plot involving corruption within the civics of Ar, the art of bird racing, some chess playing, [...]

    14. Another great read from John Norman. This one has Tarl Cabot pretending to be an assasin. It's a swift page turner, the story being helped along a good deal with the usual vignettes of slave-girls being used and abused to varying degrees. He falls for yet another girl, Elizabeth Cardwell, who was abducted from Earth by 'The Others', a rival group to 'The Priest Kings' and whom he eventually frees(of course). His original love, Talena, gets but a passing mention at the very end along the lines of [...]

    15. Predictable sequence of events but with far more surprises in the characters than usual makes the story worth reading or at least skimming with care. The continued discussion and examples of slavery, based as they are on a simplistic relationship between biology and social status, while ridiculous at one level are at least excellent sources for thought. Certainly the case can be made that Norman focuses too much on biology but it can equally be declared that often these days we don't look enough [...]

    16. Rollicking fantasy adventure story with gladiators and giant eagle races but easily distracted by long tracts of text describing in great detail what slave girls are wearing and so on. This series started out as a coherent world, but now Earth women are starting to discover the joys of being slaves, and this breaks the illusion. Still, like Moby Dick, if you avoid the descriptive passages and look only at the adventure story, this is not too bad. Rated MA for adult themes, sexual references and [...]

    17. It was pretty painful trudging through the first half of the book.But, I'm learning how to get past all of Normans bullshit.The last half was a lot more entertaining.You'd think I'd learn by now (after the first 4 books and a couple of the latter) that John Norman was the epitome of a chicken choking fan boy living out all his fantasies, delusions and obvious dysfunctions through his writing. But hey, what can I say? I'm a glutton for some of the cool crap that he does offer in the World of Gor. [...]

    18. My absolute favourite of all the 'Gor' novels and the last one before they started going a bitodd. It reads like a blockbuster sword & sandals fantasy spectacular script for a movie, with the plotting and skullduggery of 'Game of Thrones' plus the gladiatorial spectacle from 'Ben Hur' and then the hero's bittersweet ride into the sunset with the girl from just about all the best films.It's a shame that, after this, things take a rather dark turn for poor Tarl Cabot.

    19. I read this whole series in a marathon session, while stationed in England. The depth and volume of the stories is humbling for any writer and I consider this series very influential in my own approach to writing and world building in general; generic post for all the books in this series as I am finally getting around to recording my reading list in .

    20. 1) there's more and more of the crazy talk as the series progresses. Although, learning to skim it. 2) I'm still hooked on the fast pace barbarian story3) I want to know more about the priest-kings and others 4) Tarl is getting dumber, I think, as I seem to work out the mysteries much sooner than he does.

    21. I remember liking the Gor series well enough in junior high and high school when I read them but I don't think I would enjoy them as much 25+ years later so I will recuse myself from rating any in the series.

    22. Things start to get a little more interesting in this book. Pace & detail improve immensely. Tarl is of course still a tad blind to what's going on at times, & as ever he's a bit of an idiot generally. But Elizabeth helps with that. She's a fabulous character.

    23. I first read these 30 to 40 years ago an overall liked the series (those I read), Until this book. This was the first in the series that the author went WAY overboard on the sex slave crap. I had to stop 1/2 way through. I'll more than likely read more sooner or later but.

    24. Ever read the old John Carter of Mars books? Well here is the more adult version of a man transported to a more savage world. Great adventure reads, but not for the faint at heart. Very adult material dealing with sex. Recommended

    25. This book was crazy great!!From start to finish it was a book of fun and intrigue. Not wanting to go and spoil the book. I'll just add the 8th race of the festival was superbly written and has been added to my soul!

    26. This is a great read. A culmination of sorts of the first four. It really brings the society and characters into full view and a more complete understanding. Loved the subtle shifts and changes.

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